15 Nov

Winter Symposium and Elections

Hello everyone,


With the end of the semester approaching, it’s time to start thinking about our Fall Research Symposium and officer elections for 2017. In a slight adjustment from years past, we will hold elections for the 2017 officers at the our Winter Research Symposium so that we can hit the ground running in January. The elected officers won’t take over until January and will hold office for the remainder of 2017. I’ve attached a PDF with brief descriptions of the responsibilities for each position. Fill out this form if you’re interested in running for any of the positions.


The ASA winter mini-symposium is a low pressure chance for everyone to show off and discuss your research. Slides outlining results from participating members will be displayed in the background while we eat and discuss the research. If you are interested in participating, please send a 1-2 slide overview of your research to me (tbowling3@gatech.edu) by Wednesday December 1st. I will put all the slides together and will have them running during the event (no formal presentation). As always, free food will be provided (vegetarian options available).


Fall Research Symposium and Officer Elections

Date: Thursday, December 1

Time: 5pm-6pm

Location: Love 109


We hope to see you all there!




25 Oct

ASA Tour of WREK Radio Studio and Tower

As I mentioned in our meeting last week, we will be touring WREK Radio next month. We’re going to tour the studio in the student center and the tower on west campus by Woody’s and the ULC.


Tour: WREK Radio Studio and Tour

Date: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Time: 4pm – TBD

Location: Meet by Subway in the Student Center around 3:50pm


About: WREK is the entirely student managed, operated, and engineered radio station of Georgia Tech. We broadcast 24/7 on 91.1 FM with 100,000 watts of quality, diverse programming. You can listen online and browse through our 14-day archive of specialty shows, sound blocks, sports, and public affairs programming.



We hope to see you there!

12 Oct

ASA Lecture Series with Dr. Cunefare – October 20th

Hello everyone,


This is an announcement for our first lecture series of the school year on October 20th (10/20/2016).


Dr. Ken Cunefare will be presenting on his work on harvesting energy from acoustic fields. As always, free food will be provided.


Seminar: “Energy Harvesting from Acoustic Fields”

Speaker: Dr. Ken Cunefare

Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Time: 11am-12pm

Location: Love 210


Bio: Dr. Cunefare began at Tech in 1990 as an Assistant Professor. Prior he was an F.V. Hunt Postdoctural Fellow at The Technical University of Berlin.


We hope to see you there!

19 Aug

Fall 2016 General Meeting

With the start of the fall semester, it’s time for our first general meeting. Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday August 30th at 11am in MRDC 3515. Please join us to learn about the events currently planned by ASA for the rest of the semester and let us know what you’re interested in this semester. As always, free food (vegetarian options available) will be provided!


Fall 2016 First General Meeting

Date: Tuesday, August 30th

Time: 11am-12pm

Location: MRDC 3515

29 Mar

Seminar: “Investigating hearing biomechanics using a physiologically-based computational model”

Dr. Julien Meaud will be presenting on his work in hearing mechanics and computational modeling. As always, food will be provided! Information on the talk is listed below:

Seminar: “Investigating hearing biomechanics using a physiologically-based computational model”

Speaker: Dr. Julien Meaud

Date: Wednesday, April 13th

Time: 11am-12pm

 Location: Love 109


Abstract: The mammalian ear is able to sense faint sounds (down to 0 dB SPL), distinguish between close frequencies (less than 0.1% apart) and operate over a broad range of sound intensities (6 orders of magnitude). These striking functional characteristics are due to the presence of an active feedback mechanism linked to outer hair cell activity in the sensory organ of the inner ear, the cochlea. Failure of the cochlear amplifier due to genetic disorders, ototoxic drugs, sound overexposure or aging causes deafness or hearing loss. Better understanding of how the cochlea processes sounds is needed to better protect hearing, diagnose hearing pathologies and treat hearing loss. In this talk, I will present a multi-physics computational model of the mammalian ear that couples a middle ear model to a finite element model of the cochlea. I will demonstrate that this physically-motivated model is able to simulate the main aspects of the nonlinear response of the cochlea to sounds and can be used to test key hypotheses about cochlear function. Two main questions linked to experimental observations and with both fundamental and clinical implications will be the focus of this presentation: (1) How does direct mechanical coupling between each cross-section of the cochlear partition affect cochlear function? (2)  How do sounds generated by the cochlea propagate to the ear canal?


Bio: Dr. Julien Meaud joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in August 2013. Before joining Georgia Tech, he worked as a research fellow in the Vibrations  and Acoustics Laboratory and in the Computational Mechanics Laboratory at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


We hope to see you there!